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Spring 2 Week 3 - Growing

This week nursery have been focusing on growing. They have sequenced the stages of a flower by sticking the pictures in the correct order. Children have been recognising the stages by saying 'its growing' and key words such as 'seed' 'plant' 'flower' and 'shoot.

As the creative activity, the children have been making flower pictures and the children have also used the spades, seeds and plant pots to experience planting in the soil.

This week the maths activity is number recognition, making a flower by counting the petals. We will continue the growing topic next week.

Spring 2 Week 3 - Growing

 


Spring 2 Week 2 - World Book Day

This week nursery have recapped the life cycle of a frog concentrating on the ordering the life cycle. During maths, the children have focused on 1 more than a given number and how numbers change in quantity when something is added. Literacy sessions have focused on sequencing our story of the week ‘what is in the tree’ and retelling and acting out our own helicopter stories to our peers. As this week we had world book day, Nursery enjoyed dressing up as their favourite characters and engage in many activities such as making book marks, designing front covers and making different scenes from stories using playdough and natural resources. We had the privilege to meet Captain America, Princess Jasmine, Iron man, lots of fairies and Snow White herself!!

Next week we will focus on growing and the life cycle of a flower, looking at changes of a how a flower grows from a seed.

Spring 2 Week 2 - World Book Day

 


Spring 2 Week 1 - Frogs

This week we have been looking at the life cycle of frogs. The children have enjoyed taking part in a wide range of activities from playing in the frog pond, making and creating frogs and the children have really enjoyed drawing and sequencing the life cycle of a frog. The children have been exploring with the colour green, we made green pictures, green frogs, explored green playdough and green slime.

We set up the story area with visuals from the story ‘Guess who’s in the trees’ and focused around the song 5 speckled frogs.

Next week’s learning we will continue learning about the life cycle of a frog and recap about the life cycle of a butterfly.

Spring 2 Week 1 - Frogs

 


World Book Day - 5th March 2020

Dear Families,

 

            On Thursday 5th March 2020 we will be celebrating World Book Day. This is a day where children throughout the world will celebrate their favourite authors and books.

 

To celebrate this day in school we are asking that children dress up as a character from one of their favourite characters from their class books. If children choose to dress up, we are asking that they donate £1, which will then be used to buy new books for their book corners. If a whole class come dress-up then they get 2500 class points.

 

We would really like children to make their own costumes and we will be looking for the most creative costume. Any children who make their own costume will win a house point ball for their house.

 

Here are some websites to help you create a great world book day outfit.

 

https://bookaid.org/support-us/world-book-day/world-book-day-dress-up/

 

https://www.madeformums.com/toddler-and-preschool/last-minute-easy-world-book-day-costumes/

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/mar/07/readers-world-book-day-costumes-from-the-cat-in-the-hat-to-mr-tickle

 

Throughout the day, children will be taking part in activities based on the joy a book brings.  This is a special day where all around the word can share their favourite stories.  Your child may also bring in their favourite story to share with their class this could be as a reading a book, reading their own story or telling a story aloud from their family.

 

If any parents would like to tell a story in their home language to the children, please let your child’s class teacher know.

 

Thank you

Mrs Hodgkins

(Reading Lead)

 

World Book Day - 5th March 2020

 


Spring 1 Blog - Week 6

This term Nursery have been focusing on the topic of ‘Senses’. This involved participating in activities and looking at books related to the topic such as ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar and ‘We all go travelling by’.  We have focused on the 5 senses which are ‘touch, taste, smell, hear and the sense of sight. This involved exploring shaving foam and corn flour and feeling different textures, being encouraged to describe what we feel. During our taste week we had the opportunity to taste different fruits from the story such as strawberries, oranges, pears as well as participating in ‘World Food Day’ which we tasted spring rolls and noodles, yum! We have been on a listening walk to look and hear different vehicles and had smelly pots to guess different smells. During maths, this half term we have focused on number recognition to 5 and representing number in different ways. In literacy, we have practised to write our names to make caterpillars and to show interest in illustration in books and stories. Next half term we will focus on the topic of ‘Lifecycles and Growing. The maths focus will be on shape and size and the literacy focus will entail on knowing how order a story using vocabulary such as first next and then.  

Spring 1 Blog - Week 6

 


Spring 1 Week 4 - Taste

This week in nursery we have been focusing on the sense 'taste'.  We have had opportunities to taste a range of foods during snack time and some from the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Children described the taste of the apples as 'sweet', oranges as 'juicy' and strawberry yoghurt as 'yummy strawberry'. The children are taking part in World Food Day on the Friday 31st January, where they will taste foods from different cultures and traditions. Next week we are learning about our sense of 'smell'.

Spring 1 Week 4 - Taste

 


Spring 1 Week 3 - Sense of sight

This week nursery have been looking at the sense of 'sight'. We have understood that we use our eyes to see and took part in activities which are to do with our eyes such as using magnifying glasses to look at objects in detail, looking through cellophane and turning the lights off to describe what we can see in the dark.

As part of the Very Hungry Caterpillar topic, nursery children have practiced writing their name whilst making a caterpillar picture.

 

Next week we will be learning about the sense 'taste' and look forward to world food day on 31st January 2010.

Spring 1 Week 3 - Sense of sight

 


Spring 1 Week 2 - Senses

This week in nursery we have been focusing on our senses. We have engaged and taken part in a wide range of activities around the sense "touch". We have used our hands and feet to explore different materials such as sand paper, paint, acorns, foil and feathers to learn if they are ‘smooth’, ‘rough’ ‘bumpy’ or soft. During maths we have been focusing on the number 2, participating in a range of activities to help us understand, recognise and write the number two. We have also settled our new peers into our nursery and continued to make new and positive relationships. 

Spring 1 Week 2 - Senses

 


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